Let’s Meet Again, At The Festival of Friends
HAMILTON, ON — The Festival of Friends is proud to announce a special one day music event on Saturday, September 18th in Gage Park.
The “Festival of Friends – Concert In The Park” will feature four stages of music with over 30 performers, capped off with a pair of major surprise headliners that will be announced 24 hours before they hit the stage.
“COVID really ripped the heart out of the music community in Hamilton, and we’re doing our best to reintroduce as much live music as possible, while also putting to work local sound technicians, designers, and other trades,” said Robert Rakoczy, General Manager. “As the oldest and largest annual event in this city, it’s only fitting that we would put on Hamilton’s first major event post-lockdown.”
Rakoczy assures the public that they have been working closely with city staff to ensure that the event is as safe as possible. “Our plan is to screen every attendee, offer mobile contract tracing, and we have created a system to minimize crowding near the stage. Gage Park is massive. So grab a blanket, bring a chair, spread out, and enjoy some music with friends.”
Organizers point out that while the event is first and foremost a concert, there will be some food vendors, a few games, and some attractions for kids. A mobile vaccination clinic is also expected to be on site.
The surprise headliners will be announced on Friday, September 17th.
Admission is free and the concert runs rain or shine. Check our FAQ for more info.